Tyros2 [Arranger Workstations]
Authentic sounds, powerful, exciting styles plus a vast feature set including Audio and MIDI recording, Tyros2 is a never-ending source of musical inspiration
The ultimate digital arranger workstation with authentic sounds and powerful, exciting styles.
Bursting with new innovative features the Tyros2 is a true musical powerhouse. Revolutionary Super Articulation Technology delivers the best and most expressive voices we've ever put into a keyboard. 400 dynamic accompaniment styles meticulously recreate every nuance of the world's most popular musical genres. With the brand new Hard Disk Recorder, you can not only record what you play, but also what you sing to an optionally installed hard disk drive. Use the Vocal Harmony effects to further enhance your recording. The Tyros2 is a veritable treasure chest of inspiration for all your musical applications.
The Tyros2 features the highest quality synthesizer keyboard we've ever made: the FSX keyboard. Physically, the keys are of high-precision manufacture and offer greater durability than conventional models. Most importantly, however, the keyboard has enhanced touch response, making it the most expressive and musical keyboard in its class.
Introducing a completely new level of sonic realism and musical expressiveness. The remarkably authentic Voices feature the unique performance characteristics of each instrument, the expressive finger-slides on the guitar, or the breathy, legato phrasing of a saxophone. Never before have such string, wind and brass instruments, played live with a keyboard, sounded so convincing or so real!
Used not only in the Tyros2's accompaniment styles but also in MIDI recording, the MegaVoices provide enhanced realism and expression for your songs. They make special use of velocity switching, with completely different sounds in the various velocity ranges. For example, a guitar MegaVoice has mutes, slides and finger noise assigned to different velocity ranges, making the voice difficult to "play" in real time, but very useful when creating realistic MIDI tracks. Special MEGAEnhancer software Tyros2 (free download) automatically converts your conventional song data for MegaVoice use.
The amazing Vocal Harmony feature automatically produces backup vocal harmonies for lead vocals that you sing into a microphone. You can even change the gender of the harmony voices - for example, letting you add female backup to your own male voice (or vice versa).
Large Colour Display
One of the first things you notice about the Tyros2 is its beautiful extra-large, full-colour, high-resolution display. The adjustable display tilts up for ease in viewing, and shows all important settings and parameters at a glance. The display signal can also be sent to an external monitor, perfect for sing-along events and houses of worship.
Score / Lyrics Display
Extra display features are given to the Tyros2 display. These include display of the song notation (score) and lyrics (for songs that have score and lyric data). A special Text display function allows you to show text files you've created on your computer, making it possible to display lyrics for songs that don't have lyric data, or for creating your own onscreen chord charts and song memos.
Hard Disk Recorder
Directly record the sound of the Tyros2 to an optional installed hard disk drive as digital audio data, for pristine, absolutely noise-free audio quality. Naturally, you can record your voice, guitar or other acoustic and electric instruments as well, and mix them with the Tyros2 sound. Overdub additional parts as desired to the stereo track, too. And if you have a computer and audio editing software, edit the sound file as needed, and then re-import it to the Tyros2.
You'll find that the Tyros2 is extremely computer friendly. The built-in USB connections let you freely exchange and save your important data, and use your computer to take full control over the Tyros2 features. A single USB connection lets you access both MIDI ports, for up to 32 channels of MIDI recording. Two separate USB TO DEVICE terminals, one on the front panel, for convenient connection of storage devices such as USB memory sticks.
Connect to a computer and extend the musical potential of the Tyros2. Included with the instrument is the Tyros2 Voice Editor, which provides comprehensive, easy-to-use control over the voice and effect parameters. Data is transferred between the computer and Tyros2 in real time, so you can play the voice as soon as you've edited it. Another versatile tool is the MEGAEnhancer for Tyros2 (free download), which converts conventional MIDI song data for use with the amazing MegaVoices.
One Touch Setting (OTS)
OTS is a powerful and convenient feature that automatically configures the most appropriate panel settings (voice number, etc.) for the currently selected style, with the touch of a single button.
When you want to play in a certain genre of music but don't know which settings to choose, what can you do? Music Finder has the answer. It offers an extensive range of music styles with pre-programmed voices and effects setups. Search for suitable styles. It instantly call up the best-suited voices, tempo and accompaniment style to match the song name or music style you wish to play. Simply call up a song title and start playing.
Naturally, the Tyros2 is backwards compatible with the original Tyros and can play all of your existing music software, reading and playing SFF (style), SMF (song) as well as DOC (song) files. Tyros2 also supports the sound standards GM, GM2 and XG. A convenient File Converter application for your PC is also included which allows registration data from the PSR-9000 and 9000Pro models to be converted and played back on the Tyros2.
As your musical needs grow, the Tyros2 can grow with them. Install a hard disk drive inside the instrument and gain massive storage capability for your Custom Voices, Styles, Registrations and song data, as well as storage for audio created with the Hard Disk Recorder function. Add the optional TRS-MS02 speakers with subwoofer, and enjoy a full, self-contained keyboard system. For maximum expressive potential and easy program changes, hook up the MFC10 MIDI foot controller.
Online, On-demand Music (IDC)
Bring your instrument online and tap into the worldwide music network! Yamaha has created a new, essential online service for musicians everywhere: Internet Direct Connection (IDC). IDC lets you connect the instrument directly to the Internet, without a computer, letting you delve into thousands of MIDI songs on our custom website, and download your favorite music for playback on the instrument.